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THE DAYSTARTER: YOUR EARLY LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD


Tropical system continues to gain strength, could become Matthew as early as today

Although a strong wave approaching the Caribbean has yet to become a named storm, it is likely to form today as continues to gain strength and becomes better organized. Invest 97L, which wou …

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Police shoot, kill unarmed black man in San Diego area; protesters gather (w/video)

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PSTA ponders route from downtown St. Petersburg to St. Pete Beach

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  1. Police shoot, kill unarmed black man in San Diego area; protesters gather (w/video)

    Crime

    EL CAJON, Calif. — A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

    Shawn Letchaw hugs a woman named Marie, who didn't give her last name, at the scene where a black man was shot by police earlier in El Cajon, east of San Diego, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. [Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP]
  2. From Disney's Space Mountain to SeaWorld's Mako: We're pushing the limits on roller coaster thrills

    Florida

    ORLANDO

    I n January 1975, Mickey Mouse donned a space suit to herald the newest attraction in Disney's Tomorrowland, the first roller coaster on Earth to be controlled by a computer.

    Riders get their kicks on SeaWorld’s Krakken. As theme parks continue upping the thrills, the floorless roller coaster that reaches heights of more than 150 feet is getting more intense next year.  SeaWorld plans to retrofit Krakken with virtual reality headsets to give riders the sensation of traveling through the sea amid mythical creatures.
  3. As golf's popularity wanes, here's the new look of one Tampa Bay golf course: luxury apartments

    Real Estate

    The Tampa Bay area could be at the fore of a trend — golf course communities minus the golf courses.

    A Winter Park company is building Alexander at Countryside, a 330-unit, $54 million apartment complex, on the site of the Countryside Executive Golf Course, one of hundreds of U.S. courses that have closed as interest in the sport diminishes. Rendering courtesy of Alexander Investments.
  4. Forecast: Summertime weather holds on in Tampa Bay, but (some) relief on its way

    Weather

    Summertime weather is expected to continue in Tampa Bay on Wednesday before a slight cold front makes its way to the area on Thursday and provides an early taste of fall.

  5. Bill Nelson will vote to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

    Blogs

    Sen. Bill Nelson will vote to override President Obama's veto of a 9/11 bill allowing families to sue the government of Saudia Arabia, a spokesman tells the Buzz.

  6. PSTA ponders route from downtown St. Petersburg to St. Pete Beach

    Mass Transit

    ST. PETERSBURG — The fate of a rapid transit bus route from downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches may depend on St. Pete Beach's financial cooperation.

  7. Tropical system continues to gain strength, could become Matthew as early as today

    Hurricanes

    Although a strong wave approaching the Caribbean has yet to become a named storm, it is likely to form today as continues to gain strength and becomes better organized.

    Although a strong wave approaching the Caribbean has yet to become a named storm, it is likely to form today as continues to gain strength and becomes better organized. [Weather Underground]
  8. Toby Keith to headline concert at 2017 Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor

    Blogs

    For the third straight year, a huge country star is coming to Tampa Bay for a concert at the PGA’s Valspar Championship.

  9. Top Florida leaders gathering in Orlando today

    Economic Development

    Political and business leaders statewide are converging in Orlando this week to talk about the toughest challenges facing Florida — from tourism to transportation, from small business to global competitiveness.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott,  CFO Jeff Atwater and  Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, shown during a 2014 Cabinet Meeting in Tampa, are all scheduled to speak this week at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando. [Times file photo]

  10. Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

    Transportation

    Let's just say this latest confusion in an already controversial plan to improve traffic around here is not exactly confidence inspiring.

Bill Nelson will vote to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

Sen. Bill Nelson will vote to override President Obama's veto of a 9/11 bill allowing families to sue the government of Saudia Arabia, a spokesman tells the Buzz....

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The latest Maddonism.

Coming soon: Catching up with Joe Maddon as he leads Cubs into playoffs

Now posted on tampabay.com, the story on Maddon's second year....

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The Bucs' two backup offensive linemen, tackle Gosder Cherilus and guard/center Evan Smith, both saw action as extra blockers against the Rams.

Bucs' Cherilus, Evan Smith get cameos as 'jumbo' blockers

Last year, when the Bucs lost fullback Jorvorskie Lane and assorted tight ends to injuries, they frequently used backup offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile as a sixth lineman or "jumbo" tight end and had success with the look as they sought to assert their running game....

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